April 10: Virtually Yours with Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

I continue my partnership with Goethe Namibia called Virtually Yours which is a series of online discussions – Virtual Gatherings – with contemporary authors from Africa. Virtually Yours aims to create an online platform for avid readers, writers, academics, publishers, agents, and anyone else interested in literature by writers from Africa. The series of online …

The Writer’s Voice in a Political, Social and Artistically-Conscious World

In this 24th year of  Time of the Writer Festival as we face a global pandemic for the second year, it seemed important that as I looked at the larger festival theme The Writer: Witness, Canary in the Mine or Testifier, I focus too on the writer’s voice in a political, social and artistically-conscious world. …

March 13: Virtually Yours with Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda

I continue my partnership with Goethe Namibia called Virtually Yours which is a series of online discussions – Virtual Gatherings – with contemporary authors from Africa. Virtually Yours aims to create an online platform for avid readers, writers, academics, publishers, agents, and anyone else interested in literature by writers from Africa. The series of online …

New African Most Influential Africans 2020

I have been named on the New African Most Influential Africans 2020. New African is an English-language monthly news magazine, “the bestselling pan-African magazine” that has been published since 1966. One of the magazine’s most anticipated honours is its annual “Most Influential Africans 2020” which started in 2011. The annual lists have celebrated the best …

October 22-25: Ake Festival 2020

Now in its 8th year, Ake Arts & Book Festival has brought over 700 artists, writers, poets, musicians, dancers, filmmakers, actors, filmmakers and thinkers together to dialogue and celebrate creativity on the African continent through panel discussions, art exhibitions, workshops, storytelling, book chats, poetry performances, a concert, stage play and unforgettable films. I will be …

October 23: Representing Africa with the New Daughters

A discussion on African representation in education, art, and literature. To mark the paperback release of the pivotal anthology New Daughters of Africa, contributors Anni Domingo, Ade Solanke, Goretti Kyomeuhendo, and Zukiswa Wanner join Lavinya Stennett to discuss their perspectives on African representation in education, art, and literature. We will also hear readings from the …

October 10: Virtually Yours with Niq Mhlongo

I have started a new series with Goethe Namibia called Virtually Yours which is a series of online discussions – Virtual Gatherings – with contemporary authors from Africa. Virtually Yours aims to create an online platform for avid readers, writers, academics, publishers, agents, and anyone else interested in literature by writers from Africa. The series …